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CNN
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
harry reid, to attend the state of the union address. >> this is maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity. god willing, we win this election in june, and in november and next year i'll be searching in this body as a member of congress listening to that speech. ♪ >> reporter: while in washington, ruben makes a point to meet with key latino congressmen. >> should be there. a few more offices. >> reporter: like congressman beccerra. >> congressman. >> how are you? >> mr. speaker, the president of the united states. zoog then the next morning an important meeting. senator harry reid, ruben's mentor and a key maker in office. >> how important was it that you were a latino in a district that was heavily latino, 40 some odd percent and that you're an immigrant. >> it's a battleground state. it's a purple state. it's gone republican. it's gone democrat. >> they wanted latino voters? >> they wanted latinos to come out and vote, so they know that by having a latino on the general election ballot, it was going to help increase that turnout, so, you know, they had their own vested inter
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 11:00am PDT
. with political heavy hitters like senate majority leader harry reid, courting the latino community. it is a huge opportunity, nearly 300,000 voters are latino. >> all over the country, no more magnified any place than nevada is the hispanic vote. >> reporter: republicans want to take the state back. in seven out of the last ten elections, nevada voted republican. >> we understand to win, you don't -- you have to win the hispanic vote. we have to be engaged. >> courting their vote, here she is, soledad o'brien. good to see you, soledad. >> thank you, brooke. >> in talking to a number of the latinos in nevada, do they feel like there is this equal effort from both democrats and republicans to win their vote? >> we saw that on both sides, whether latinos who are democrats or latinos who were republicans or folks trying to figure out where they belong. they're frustrated. they feel like the democrats have broken promises. they feel like the republicans have harsh rhetoric on immigration and even though polling shows that latinos are more likely to align themselves with democrats, there is
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